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Public Interest Law in South Africa

Public Interest Law in South Africa

By Justice Dhaya Pillay I am troubled by the inequality in our society despite our grand Constitution. My ...
Engendering the Judiciary – a South African Perspective

Engendering the Judiciary – a South African Perspective

Recent statistics and debates in South Africa highlight that the country’s transformative vision has not stretched ...
Engendering Social Welfare Rights

Engendering Social Welfare Rights

Recipients of social welfare must routinely face the fact that many in society regard them as “scroungers” who are ...
Violence Against Women in South Africa: President Zuma and the ANC Still Have Not Got the Message

Violence Against Women in South Africa: President Zuma and the ANC Still Have Not Got the Message

By Nabihah Iqbal - The recent tragedy of Anene Booysen has brought widespread attention to the pandemic of ...
Jurisdiction over police failures in Khayelitsha, South Africa: the inter-governmental dispute

Jurisdiction over police failures in Khayelitsha, South Africa: the inter-governmental dispute

In this post, Sanja Bornman, an Attorney at the Women's Legal Centre in Cape Town, provides an overview of the ...
Unprecedented Step Taken in South Africa to Address Gender Transformation in the Judiciary

Unprecedented Step Taken in South Africa to Address Gender Transformation in the Judiciary

On the 12th of October 2012, the South African Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) was served with an ...
Book Review: Laurie Ackermann, Human Dignity: Lodestar for Equality in South Africa (Cape Town: Juta and Co., 2012)

Book Review: Laurie Ackermann, Human Dignity: Lodestar for Equality in South Africa (Cape Town: Juta and Co., 2012)

Laurie Ackermann   “Human Dignity: Lodestar for Equality in South Africa” (Cape Town: Juta and Co., 2012) This ...
Class actions for South Africa: Children’s Resource Centre Trust v Pioneer Food

Class actions for South Africa: Children’s Resource Centre Trust v Pioneer Food

Although the South African Constitution makes provision for class actions, the requirements for instituting a class
‘He Believed in People’: Remembering Arthur Chaskalson

‘He Believed in People’: Remembering Arthur Chaskalson

by Geoff Budlender Arthur Chaskalson, former Chief Justice of South Africa and a champion of human rights, ...
Conceptualising Meaningful Engagement in South Africa: Eviction Cases’ Exclusive Gem?

Conceptualising Meaningful Engagement in South Africa: Eviction Cases’ Exclusive Gem?

The recent judgment of the South African Constitutional Court in Schubart Park Residents Associationhas again ...
Pro Bono Work in South Africa: From Moral Duties to Legal Duties

Pro Bono Work in South Africa: From Moral Duties to Legal Duties

Continuing in our series on the state of pro bono legal work around the world, Emma Webber blogs for us on the ...
Sex Workers Have Human Rights Too

Sex Workers Have Human Rights Too

By Stacey-Leigh Manoek and Gcobisa Silwana South African law criminalises sex work. In terms of the law both the

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